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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...erson’s right and left hands have the same overall structure but cannot be superimposed on each other), it does not inhibit COX enzymes. The result was, finally, encouraging -- r-flurbiprofen inhibited AB42 production both in cells and in the brains of mice. As it happened, the biotech firm Myriad Genetics wa...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...ers and colleagues decided to examine the chemical structure of the PknG molecule and the compound that inhibits it in atomic resolution, using a technique called X-ray crystallography. They found that the compound acted on a segment of the protein that is unique to PknG -- not shared by any of the other 491...

Beijing Says Food Safe for Olympic Athletes, Tourists

...ey part of China's food safety problem lies in the structure of the industry, which is dominated by small firms, many of which have no government licences. However, only top-flight suppliers will be involved in the Olympic catering operation, according to Tang. "Chinese firms who will supply produce for th...

Translating Structure into Function

...sts have perfected ways to determine the knot-like structure of enzymes, but theyve been stumped trying to translate the structure into an understanding of function what the enzyme actually does in the body. This puzzle has hin...

Elderberry A Natural Boost to Skin

...ies or placebo capsules, and will have their skins structure and appearance measured with state-of-the-art equipment used by experts in skin science. At the same time, researchers will also test whether the elderberry extract can reduce risk factors for heart disease. We already know that a healthy diet can ...

Just One Cigarette can Cause Nicotine Addiction

...atory experiments confirm that nicotine alters the structure and function of the brain within a day of the very first dose. In humans, nicotine-induced alterations in the brain can trigger addiction with the first cigarette," commented lead researcher Dr. Joseph R. DiFranza, Professor of Family Medicine and C...

Boeing Unveils 'green' Dreamliner Passenger Jet

...ad of aluminium. Up to 50 percent of the primary structure of the plane -- including the fuselage and wing -- will be made of composites such as carbon-fiber. "By manufacturing a one-piece fuselage section, we are eliminating 1,500 aluminum sheets and 40,000 - 50,000 fasteners," Boeing said in a statement....

Furore Over Spa Planned on Active Philippines Volcano

...rave reservations about the project. "Building a structure at the permanent danger zone (around the crater) should be prohibited because this will endanger lives," the institute's director, Renato Solidum, said at a recent public hearing on the project. He said volcanic activity has increased in recent wee...

AIDS Foundation Lauds Brazil for Negotiating Price Cut on Abbott's Kaletra

...us. The agreement extends to Brazil the same price structure Abbott has offered 44 other countries considered low and low-middle income, and it replaces a deal signed in 2005 when it lowered the price of the previous version of Kaletra by 46 percent in Brazil after the government threatened to break its patent...

Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified

...ry for using X-ray crystallography to describe the structure of a protein involved in photosynthesis. The researchers are now planning to genetically manipulate the warhead to study its binding properties. Dr. Baxter says that further research is needed to determine what other elements of the mosquitos immu...

Government Policies and Booming Economy Keep Indian Healthcare in Top Shape

...s as well as restraints, and an analysis of market structure in the context of the overall Indian economy. The Social, Infrastructure, and Labor Analysis studies the labor market dynamics, infrastructure conditions, and consumption profile of end-users. Analyst interviews and briefings are available to the pre...

Scientists Revealed the Key Molecule That Controls Pain

...ures simplest organisms have helped to unravel the structure of a key molecule that controls pain in humans.The findings published in the top scientific journal Nature could rapidly advance research into the next generation of painkillers for relief of chronic conditions such as migraine and backache. Compl...

Human Pain-controlling Molecule's Structure Identified

Boffins have unveiled the structure of a key molecule called 'P2X receptor' that control pain in humans . The research might lead to the development of painkillers for recurring migraine and backache. The study was conducted by a team of researchers including Dr Chris Thompson, Pro...

The Importance of Junk DNA

...rring the surrounding genomic sequences which give structure or meaning to these genes, would render gene therapy ineffective....

Protein Structure of Pathogens Associated With CF and TB Solved

The structure of a novel protein in the bacterium that is the mo...t bind tightly to the iron. We have determined the structure of a protein that is essential to produce normal amounts of one of these complex molecules in Pseudo...

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

...rphological responses of patients---changes in the structure and appearance of tissue samples when viewed under a microscope---in addition to assessing prognosis using the traditional TNM method of staging, which takes into account tumour size, involvement of lymph nodes (nodal status), and presence or absence...

This is Why DNA Has Its Famous Helix Shape

...ateau," Marszalek explained. "Based on the known structure of the single stranded DNA molecules, they had expected to see only one such plateau as the stacking forces severed. Exactly what happens at the molecular level at each of the two plateaus will be the subject of continued investigation," he said. ...

Human Membranes Crystal Structure may Help Tailor Asthma Drugs

Scientists have managed to reveal the crystal structure of a human membrane protein, LTC4 synthase, which ...osanox and E-Mep, elucidated the three dimensional structure of the LTC4 synthase at 2.0 resolution. It is clear from the structure that the protein has three...

Kerala Institute to Hold International Seminar on Drug Discovery

...combinatorial docking method, quantum mechanics in structure based drug design, novel methods to predict protei... of drug design software including both ligand and structure based methods....

Pediatric Use of ADHD Drug may Affect Developing Brain

...rack changes in both the chemical neuroanatomy and structure of the treated rats' brains at postnatal day 35, which is roughly equivalent to the adolescent period. "These brain tissue findings revealed Ritalin-associated changes in four main areas. First, we noticed alterations in brain chemicals such as cat...

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